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. 800 jobs were being lost a month. the housing market was in shambles. detroit was on the road to ruin. when president obama stepped into office, and he pulled our economy back from the brink. today there is only one person with the plan to return this country to prosperity, president barack obama. we are committed to his reelection. we are here at in charlotte to make sure president obama returns to the white house. we are here in charlotte to take back of the house of representatives and elect a stronger majority in the senate. we are here in charlotte to say with one voice that we will never stop fighting for the middle class. across the country, millions of working families know that we cannot go back to the failed republican economic policies of the past. we have to move forward. we know the democratic party is the oldest political party in the world but also the world's most forward looking. ours is the party of inclusion. the party of understanding. a party that believes this nation at drawls its strength from diversity. it values from is a middle- class. we believe that regardl
workers in detroit and toledo who feared they would never build a another a american car. today they can not rebuild them fast enough because we reinvented an auto industry that is back on top of the world. [cheers] i have worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to a america not because our workers make less pay but because we make better products. because we work harder and smarter than anybody else. i signed trade agreements that are helping companies sell more goods to millions of customers. goods stamped with three proud words "made in america." [cheers] [ crowd chanting "usa!"] after a decade of decline, this country created over half of a million of manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. now you have a choice. we can get more tax breaks to corporations to ship jobs overseas or reconsider rewarding companies that create new jobs and train new workers here in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] we can help small businesses, double their exports. if we choose this path we can create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years.
said lead detroit failed. president obama said a failure is not an option and today, american auto workers can sleep securely knowing their jobs and opportunities for a brighter future exist because president obama fought for them. president obama has reformed the student loans, cut out the big banks and a lower cost of education for millions of students and is fighting for new investments to extend that opportunity for millions more. he helped repeal don't ask, don't tell, giving lgbt americans to openly and proudly serve our nation in uniform. he is standing up for the right to of those of us in the lgbt community to stand up and say i do. he fought for policies that unleashed the opportunities come with 21st century jobs that will remake our economy and restore prosperity to the middle-class. president obama is leading us through a challenging era by recognizing the strength of america is measured in the opportunity every one has to work hard and succeed. that is the spirit of our party and the guiding principle of our president. this election is our opportunity to rededicate ou
detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved 1 million jobs. [applause] 7 presidents before him, republicans and democrats try to expand health care to all americans. president obama got it done. [applause] he made an historic investment to lift our nation's public schools, and extended pell grants so that more young people could afford college. because he knows we do not have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers. [applause] now it is time for congress to enshrined in law their right to pursue their dreams in the only place they have never called home, america. [applause] four years ago, america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredible odds and united republican opposition, our president took action, and now we have seen 4.5 million new jobs.there is more our work to t we are making progress and now we need to make a choice. it is a choice between a country where the middle class pays more so that millionaires can pay less for
fewer jobs. my opponent, several years ago said, but detroit -- let detroit go bankrupt. when he said that he was talking about 1 in 8 ohio jobs. businesses in 82 ohio counties that count on the auto industry. we. no. we are going to -- we said no. we are going to bet on american workers and manufacturing. the american auto industry has come roaring back with 250,000 new jobs. so now you have a choice. we can give more tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. don't boo, vote. or we can reward companies that are opening new plants in ohio, training new workers here in america, creating new jobs. because we have been working on it, you believe me. we do not just talk the talk. my opponent has been spending a lot of time in ohio lately and he has been talking tough about china. he says he is going to take the fight to them. he is going to go after the cheaters. i have to admit the message he is delivering now is the better than the one he was delivering all those years he was profiting from investing in companies that were shipping jobs to china. when you hear his new found our r
let detroit go bankrupt, but when it came to the challenge with his firm he went to the fdic to get a bailout. >> taxpayer funds? >> it is taxpayer guaranteed. >> if that is not what the vice president said. >> jake tapper, i understand the conversation about whether campaigns sometimes bend the truth. we try very hard to get it right, unlike the romney campaign, who said they will run their campaign without fat checks. i am your own network, paul ryan was at it again. it was not our headline thursday morning. it was the news media headlines about the lies in paul ryan's speech. we have to it knowledge there is a difference in running a campaign and flat-out lying. paul ryan once again this morning said the president was responsible for the closing of a gm plant that closed. at the announcement was made in december, 2008, the production stopped before the president took the oath of office. give us a break. >> that put the congressman in a position of attacking the medicare savings that he preserved under his own budget. >> if and this man was chosen because he was the intellectual l
a few years ago. what was in governor romney's playbook? led detroit to go bankrupt. do you remember that? think about what that would have meant for america. if we had turned our backs on you, if america had thrown in the towel like that. gm and chrysler would not exist today. the suppliers and distributors that get their business from these companies would have died off, too. even ford could have gone down as well. production shutdown. once proud companies chopped up and sold off. all of you who built these companies with your own hands would have been pitched -- benched for good. that is not a good play. we did not run that play. more than 1 million americans would have lost their jobs in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. in communities across the midwest, it would have been another great depression. it is not just the workers. thing about everyone who depend on me. schoolteachers. small-business owners. the server in the diner who knows your order before you walk in. the bartender who knows your order before you walk in. their livelihood were at
. he is closely watching the detroit tigers when he is not watching the campaign. thank you for being here. thank you for joining us. as we discussed, this will be a very unusual transition regardless of who wins. let's assume that president obama is reelected. there is a cascade of important decisions that have to be made and the most important one may be on the tax cuts. if the republicans insist on extending the entire bush tax cuts, with the president be willing to let the entire tax cut expire on january 1 despite the concerns the cbo has raised what that might mean to the economy? >> the important thing to understand is that we think p period after the election is important. can we make progress on the broad based grand bargain agreement te? we don't agree with everything in bowles-simpson but the basic framework that in the entitlement savings and significant revenues is the core principle and it be done in a way that protect the vulnerable and asks those that are most well-off to contribute the most, we need to do something and we need to come together and i think there are ma
forward. host: let's go to our first phone call. a democrat caller in detroit, michigan. caller: we are 2.3 in gross national product and we have a 5.1 g.d.p. growth rate. since 1975, which was the last year that we had a trade surplus -- policies through the w.t.o., nafta, most favored trading status and oil exploration. i heard that 50,000 plants are lost to foreign competition. the question is how come no one noticed when it was 3,000? guest: those are two good and interesting points for debate. the first relates to the sovreignty issue, how does w.t.o. affect sovreignty and second of all the trade deficit. on the sovreignty issue, opponents argue that sovereign decisions by countries can be affected but the point i made earlier which is whatever the w.t.o. does and member country in terms of arbitration saying you are breaking the rules, a member country can say i choose not to. they can always choose not to, which is an important point to make. on the trade deficit, there is an issue that the u.s. has seen its trade increase and deficits increase with china since they joined in 2001.
mining accident. realizing there was no future there for him or his four children he came to detroit and worked with the auto factories so they could save enough money to bring the kids over, which he did. and then they had together as a family, said, to be successful in america you got to get an education. they couldn't afford an education. and the kids and parents said, if we all work and we all save, we could afford to send one of us to college. they sent my wife's dad. working and taking a couple jobs and saving your money so that your brother -- so went to college. general motors institute of technology, which is one of these programs you work a semester and go to school a semester. and after it was over he became more successful and was able to hire his brothers and brother-in-law and provide for them. both my dad and ann's dad did quite well in their life. when they came at the end of their lives, they passed along to ann and me, we both decided to give it all away. i have inherited nothing. everything we have we earned the old-fashioned way and that's by work. [applause] [ina
. a lot of them right here in ohio. some folks said we should let detroit go bankrupt. they said that we should walk away from an industry that supports one out of a jobs in ohio. i said, we are not going to go that way. i bet on the american workers and three years later the american auto industry has covered itself with more jobs. 350,000 jobs. [cheers and applause] now, we can give more tax breaks to corporations who send jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding corporations and companies for offering new plans, training new workers, creating jobs right here in ohio, right here in the united states of america. right here. i understand my opponent has been running around ohio. don't boo. vote [cheers and applause] vote. he has been running around ohio, talking about rolling up his sleeves and taking the fight to china. [laughter] here is the thing. his experience has been owning companies that were pioneers in the business of outsourcing jobs to countries like china. he made money investing in companies that of routed from here and went to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china
a young entrepreneur who owns a manufacturing business headquartered in metro detroit. in spite of his success, he faces one major challenge, he can't hire enough people with the skills necessary to rebuild the products that could be sold around the world. so that's why i ask this house, this congress to stay in session to do our work so we can train our people, especially our young people for the jobs that exist in this country that are going unfilled. train them with the skills that they need to sell and rebuild the best products that can be sold worldwide. this is how we can create more jobs in our economy and make the united states an even stronger contributor to our world. thank you and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> mr. speaker, i would ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6213. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. pursuant to the house resolution 779 and rule 18, the chair declare
about seven minutes left with our two guests. glenn in detroit, thanks for holding. you are on the air. caller: thank you for dealing with my call. i am dealing with a nightmare. i work for chrysler and i was hurt on my job. the landing gear on the trailer was welded and it collapsed and the thing fell over. i got banged up. i am dealing in a state where the lawyers, doctors, even the government, the state magistrates, they favored corporate. chrysler just got all this money and they are begging to stay alive. the unions are not worth anything. at least those that i'm dealing with. their doctors that are lying. they have lawyers that are lying. they have a government that is stacking the deck -- stacking the deck with a magistrate. what can i do with time running out? host: mr. mendeloff? caller: i would think there are a couple of different possibilities, most of them are legal. some of them might be a legislator who is sympathetic to your cause. but this is not going to be easy, obviously. i do not know whether a legal aid office would be willing to take your case, or at least sugges
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